Amtrak has a US Rail Pass starting at $459 per adult that allows 8 segments (boarding or disembarking) over 15 days. That’s enough to get you across the USA and back. I’ve been wanting to get the feel of traveling by train, but for years I’ve heard it’s as expensive […]
Tips and Gear
Travel tips, guides, and travel gear
Transquaking River Paddle – What NOT to do on a Kayaking Trip
We have a Travel Hag Adventure planned for July 23rd to paddle the Transquaking River in Lower Dorchester County near Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. A canal has been cut to connect two sections of the river making a five mile loop convenient for paddlers. Since we have a few beginners on […]
Camping for Beginners – never been? Go for it!
Revving up for our Travel Hag Campout this weekend in Janes Island, I discovered many of my hag friends have never been camping and are daunted by the thought of living outside with bugs and dirt with no place to pee. Camping is easy, especially with the great gear available […]
Kayaking – How Difficult is it?
This week, a friend interested in attending our Travel Hag Campout expressed hesitation about kayaking. She’s over 50, never been kayaking and isn’t a strong swimmer. Because I knew the trail at Janes Island was calm, and that she’d be with about a dozen paddlers – and would have all […]
I Want to Be a Camping Snob
Many of my friends show interest when I mention Dan and I love the outdoors. We kayak, fly fish, hike and explore the hidden landscapes along less-traveled back roads. But in some circles, when I mention camping, the conversation slows – even stops. Then I hear that worn-out, heard-it-a-million-times […]
Kayaking – a Great Sport for Fat Ladies
For all you plus size women out there that are sick of looking at the bikini-clad girls on the beach swatting the volleyball, and you chunky girls who can’t keep up with the trim chics jogging, the cyclists whizzing by, the yoga freaks bending, the Pilates divas focus on their […]
Bra + Kayaking = Major Discomfort
The older I get, the more I hate having to wear a bra. In fact, wearing a bra when you’re kayaking for hours gets old. Like many women, I am adept at unhooking the bra, sliding my arms out of the straps under my shirt and flinging the bra where-ever. […]